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expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: the mall shooting that might have been worse and ended in newtown, connecticut, where it's impossible to imagine that it was worse. it's part of an ongoing pattern of carnage because we lose one life to gun violence every 20 minutes, every hour, every day. the mass murders reclaiming my time page gets the country's attention, but the same total loss of life at sandy hook happens more than twice every day all year long. this is personal for me, not just because the mall shooter was in my district, but i had a high school friend who was killed with a random freak drive-by shooting, my brother took his life with a handgun as a young man. i supported gun provisions at the state and federal level at every opportunity. it might be different now. not just because the horrific image of parade of funerals for children, i submit mayor bloomberg's advocacy for gun safety and mayors who brare the brunt of the gun violence. i welcome the president's leadership and will support any reform that he
the night and in to the morning about the shooting in portland, oregon. this is the holiday season and as bad as it was the killer could have made his appearance not on a tuesday but on a friday or saturday with more kids and people around. that said it was bad enough as it was. two dead and others wounded. as always a lot of sadly familiar questions. that's our report. see you again tomorrow. . >>> north korea ignores all warnings and launches a long range rocket. >>> a gunman kim kills two befo taking his own life. >>> an asteroid sneekaks up on astronomers. did you feel that? it happened. >> i hear that's super dangerous. >> good morning and welcome to "early start." >> as 5:00 a.m. in the east. up first, it was an afternoon of horror for holiday shoppers in suburban portland. police say 10,000 people were inside the clackamas town center when a gunman opened fire. mass chaos followed. three were dead, including the gunman, and a young woman left critically wounded. >> the mall is supposed to be a place that we can all take our families, feel comfortable that this is a great pla
there just in time for christmas. the adoption papers at the oregon humane society were signed and the belzer family, they were ready to take their puppy home. when the staff went to go get him, he was gone. he'd been stolen. the humane society put out a plea for help. >> folks in oregon care deeply about pets, and the social media pressure was outstanding. so i think when they realized they had a hot puppy so to speak, they were eager to return him to the shelter. >> we brought him in and our eyes just lit up and we were just really happy. >> the belzer family says john is their best christmas present. so far no arrests, though, have been made for the person, the grinch who made off with that dog. >> yes, but they had a change of heart which is nice. i'm glad that they turned it around. >> he realized he had a hot dog. i mean, people are looking for this animal. >> what kind of dog was that? i've been saying all morning, what is it? is it like a box terrier. >> some sort of chihuahua terrier mix. i think when all else fails they say it's a terrier mix. >> that little dog could be a little bo
can sometimes move up the coast and give us a high snow level. but if you're talking oregon, and washington and idaho and montana, it's snowing lightly this evening but that snow is really going to pick up later on tonight and especially on sunday. and check out all the winter storm warnings and winter weather advisers. portions of western montana and northern idaho may see two or three feet of snow as soon as tomorrow night. that's not good news for travelers but skiers are going to love a pattern like this. >> paul, thank you. on the other side of the pacific, more saber rattling by north korea. the secretive regime announced today it will pry again to test launch a new long-range rocket. anna werner is in washington tonight. >> reporter: president kim jong-un said his country will test another long-range rocket this month. north korea describes it as an observe space satellite, but south korean and washington officials said it is anything but. south korea charged it's really a long-range missile in disguise, and here in washington, asia expert victor cha agrees. >> there
north towards redding or even shasta. there's already -- it's already beginning to kick in around oregon and washington. it will be very dicey. freeze warning out for the north bay goes another 45, 47 minutes. frost advisory, the stronger the two advisories, a lot of won'ts in the -- a lot of 20s in the north. 28 napa. that's at the airport but it's closer to town. fairfield, 27. concord, livermore, 30. redwood city, 23. i've seen 29 palo alto. a lot of 30s around mill valley and san rafael. by san jose, there's some 20s in the santa cruz mountains. 27 in ukiah. look what's har happening. here is the -- look that's happening -- look what's happening -- here's the leading edge. by grants pass, oregon, they have a winter storm warning out already. 3 to 7 inches. it's still a little early. high clouds to the north. chilly, chilly high temperatures. 40s or very low 50s unless you are by the bay and along the coast. extended outlook has okay today, clouds roll in thursday. rain looks more likely on friday morning and then steady rain looks like moderate to heavy rain. >>> breaking news. we're
. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning now. in oregon a tour bus crashed through a guardrail and down a steep embankment killing nine people, injuring 20. the driver lost control on a highway covered in snow and ice. >>> incredible images captured from a dashboard camera shows a plane crashing in to a hoin moscow. five crew members died. three survived. there are no passengers on board. >>> someone who didn't don't identified claimed the body of adam lanza the man who killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary in connecticut on december 14th. >>> 200 students, parents and faculty from the sandy hook school attended the new york giants game sunday. they were high fived by the giants players. >>> kim kardashian is pregnant. kardashian's family confirmed the news but the father to be rapper kanye west announced it last night during a concert in atlantic city. kim is about 12 weeks with the baby due in the summer. >>> the way that congratulations have all been going all night on twitter, her mom tweeting oh, baby baby baby. they tweeted most pregnancies in the last nine months or
the weekend. investigators are speaking out about a bus crash in oregon that left nine tourists dead. this happened yesterday at a dangerous mountain pass on an already icy interstate. the driver of the bus lost control, skidded into a guardrail, and then plummeted down 100 foot embankment. the steep, with terrain made it very difficult to reach the survivors. >> there was so much snow on the ground that it made its treacherous. so we used a haul system to get the patients from the car site back up to the highway. >> there were returning to vancouver after a tour. the owner of the bus company has not commented yet. police in montgomery county have canceled their silver alert this known. they had been looking for 77- year-old mrs. tyler after she was last seen yesterday morning in gaithersburg. u.s. found unharmed this morning in virginia. coming up, for many of us, keeping new year's resolutions can be a challenge, but we will show you some ways to use your smartphone to stay on track. and the new year means big changes for some same-sex couples in maryland. new laws go into effect t
. >> whether it's the searing images from newtown, connecticut, the panic at a mall in portland, oregon, on tuesday, when two holiday shoppers were killed by a single shooter or mass murder as sikh temple in wisconsin in august, they can't begin to explain the loss. >> the statistic provide cold comfort for what happened today. if you look at an event like today you think we have got a problem. we have to do something. whatever you do, you need to make sure that it's something that, you know, is going to be effective. >> while the worst school shooting in history remains virginia feck in 2007 where 32 were gunned down bay student the recent crime dated from the justice department that runs through 2008 shows that multiple victim homicides in this country are rare. with less than 1% of the crimes involving five or more victims. >> gun homicide by individuals in the late teens and early 20s like the virginia tech gunman and friday's aed shoot rer down. according to federal data, gun homicides by persons between 18 and 24 peaked at 8600 in 1993 and dropped to half that by 2008. >> law enfo
, the senator from oregon, mr. wiendz, is -- mr. wyden, is recognized. bliend: thank you. i thank leader reid for the honor of being able to open this morning's debate and i want to particularly identify with a point that the leader made that there's an old saying that most of life is just showing up, and i think what the american people want, and i heard this at checkout lines in our local stores, for example, this week, they want everybody back in washington and going to work on this issue just as the leader suggested. i think senators know that i'm really a charter member of what i guess you could call the optimist caucus here in the senate, and as improbable as some of these talkingheads say on tv, i still think we ought to be here just as the leader said working on this issue because the consequences -- mr. reid: mr. president, would my friend yield for a question? mr. wyden: i will be happy to. mr. reid: the distinguished senator from oregon and i served together in the house of representatives. do you remember the days when the house voted as a body, not a majority of the majority, but
tour bus crash in oregon experts say they saw this coming while yesterday's tragedy focuses new attention on the road that many say is just too dangerous. >>> plus putting people on the sideline to help children effected by a horrible tragedy. >>> 5:56. at least nine people are dead and dozens injured after a tour bus crashed on an icy highway in oregon. in an area known as dead man pass. the bus careened through a guardrail before plunging 100 feet down an embankment. the bus was traveling from las vegas to vancouver british columbia. the bus driver survived the crash but has not yet spoken to police due so his juries. >>> the connecticut medical examiners a is the gunman's remains were claimed several days ago by a anonymous person. 20 first graders and six educators were killed in that december 4th shooting. >> several sandy hook students and family members were guests at the new york giants game. the newtown group lined up on the field and cheered as players were introduced. the team said it wanted to do something to raise the spirits of their special guests. the defending s
director for the national,or for the reform of marijuana laws. oregon senator jeff merkley, heidi ewing, and rachel grady will be joining us. steve satich, ohio congressman, steve latourette, and ambassador nick burns are our guests this morning. it's thursday, december 6th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, some major developments to tell you about in egypt, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is
in oregon, virginia, texas say many are buying guns fearing for their safety. some storeowners also say the president's promise to deal with the gun issue has caused an increase in sales. >>> dick's sports goods says they are pulling certain rifles off the shelves nationwide. the company also announced it is taking all guns off closest to newtown. the company says that's out of respect for the victims and the families of last week's shooting tragedy. >>> well, the connecticut shooting has a lot of people calling for tougher gun law controls. but that does not include the governor of texas, rick perry. coming up -- the offer made. >>> new developments made this morning on the fiscal cliff. house speaker john boehner is offering what he calls a plan-b option. we're live in washington, d.c. to find out what exactly is this plan-b. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner took to the podium just a couple of minutes ago. he said this is a modified plan- b. we're gonna listen in right now. >> sure. that few american taxpayers are affected by the increase as possible, moving down that path is t
is sending investigators to the scene of yesterday's deadly tour bus crash in oregon that killed 9 people. dozens more were hurt when this bus slid off an icy stretch of. >> i hawaii and plunges down an embankment. >> reporter: we just got the latest numbers. 9 dead, 26 injured. this happened near personle on, oregon they call deadman's pass. this is the only section of that road that has that steep of an embankment. investigators believe the bus rolled at least three times before crashing down into that rocky basin. the local fire chief called the rescue organized chaos. >> 20 years and this is the first time i have seen anything like this. it appeared most of the patients had been ejected from the bus as the bus went down the cliff. >> reporter: first the rescue teams had to scale down that embankment. then bring the round up to the highway for you treatment. the number of injured and dead quickly rows. passengers who survived said those in the back of the bus fared better than those in the front of the bus. victims were flown to portland, oregon and boise, idaho. the bus is owned by a
to south dakota and oregon and washington and michigan and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house. >> believe it or not, something may he can plain howard dean's behavior that night. we'll be right back. and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> we learned today it's obama versus clinton again. not in the way you might imagine. michelle obama and bill clinton have been nominated for grammy awards. the first lady was nominated in the best spoken word category for the audio version of "american grown," the book that tells the story of the white house garden and encourages healthy eating. and th
yesterday morning here on the "full court press." len calling from north bend, oregon. hey, len, good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. >> bill: hi. >> caller: with all of this talk of cutting entitlements, it has been going on for quite awhile. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: i haven't heard a single politician on either side of the aisle talk about raiding the cap on -- raising the cap on what a tax pater pays to fica. it is $110,000 i believe right now. if it were doubled, that would make social security completely solvent. it where be -- >> bill: forever. >> and how come -- what am i listening to here? >> bill: i think -- here what it is, len. you're right by the way. that's the quickest way the fairest way the easiest way and the best way to fix social security. but the obama administration and harry reid right now democrats don't want social security even on the table because it is not connected. the republicans -- want it there because they want to cut social security but the democrats are saying look, soc
to be on the west side of the capitol. mike understanding is that there was a center of oregon, ronald reagan fought and was a good idea, he was beginning to discover for the that way. he liked that idea but the biggest factor was the fact that now so many more people can view that. now they're there for you obama add delete your inauguration four years ago there were a thousand tickets and they still live tv commercials up and they stand there. but when it used to be on the east side there were about 20,000 people who could see the actual ceremony. and a lot more of course could be present for the parade and oftentimes there were more than a million but not for the ceremony itself. >> are all of the pictures you showed on the slides were those pictures in your book? >> not quite all of them, but many of them coming yes. i have many pictures in my book that are not part of the slide show that were sent here that are not in the book. >> if you take a look at the book you will see there's more than 50 pictures in the book. yes. >> [inaudible] scan it costs a lot. i don't have an exact figure, but i wo
the first to be on the west side of the capitol. among understanding is that it was a senator of oregon's idea and reagan thought it was a good idea she would be getting to face california that way. he liked that idea. but the biggest factor was now so many people can view it. now there were 1.8 million people for obama as inauguration four years ago. by far the biggest. they can give out all of that about 140 or 150,000 tickets and the rest of the people show up and stand there. but when it used be on the east side there were about 20,000 people who could view the actual ceremony to read and oftentimes there were a million people for the parade. >> are all of the pictures that you showed on the slides are those pictures. >> i have many pictures were not part of the slide show that were here if you take a look at the book you will see i've got more than 50 pictures in the book. >> yes? >> [inaudible] >> they do say that it costs a lot. i don't have an exact figure but i would hope they would be somewhat scaled back this time not only because of the economy but the second inauguration. b
being stolen and then somehow ended up in oregon. thanks to a microchip kane's owner was located and he was flown home just in time for christmas. >>> and now for some entertainment news. notch another big win for the little guys. bilbo and his pals beat the competition. the hobbit, an unexpected journey raked in nearly $37 million. that's less than half of last week's haul, but still more than double tom cruise's "jack reachreac reach reacher" which came in secretary. rihanna donated nearly $2 million to her native barbados in memory of her late grandmother. the gift was her way of giving back to barbados. >>> one year after separating ashton kutcher filed for divorce from demi moore. it could cost the "two and a half men" star a pretty penny. moore was as much from kutcher as she got from her ex, bruce willis. that amount was never disclosed but that's supposed to be pretty considerable. >>> new york housewives turned entrepreneur bethany frankel has separated from her husband. the 42-year-old treated i am heart broken. i am sad. we will work through this as a family. >>> now for anot
news this morning, oregon man dropped his loaded handgun in a movie theater while watching "the hobbit" and claim ee eed -e back to claim it last night. >>> 2013 models, tested for crashes where the front corner of the vehicle hits another vehicle, structure or pole. the honda accord, dodge avenger, ford fusion, vokz wasing passat and the nissan ultima did better then luxury counterparts, enough to earn the institute's newest rating of top safety pick plus. >>> south korea elected its first woman president. >>> many of the patrons are from virginia tech, the scene of the deadly campus shooting in 2007. >>> a new international gallup poll founded if the happiest people in the world are in sunny climates like panama and paragu paraguay. the u.s. was 33 on list of happy nations. >>> the youtube video of what appears to be an eagle appearing to swoop down and grab a child is a hoax. it was created by four animation students at a school in montreal. they got us all. >>> now for a check of your morning morning markets. the dow opens at 13,251 after falling 98 points yesterday. the s&p and th
for the people there, unfortunately. >> host: kelly, cottage grove oregon please go ahead with your question or comment for our author, rajiv chandrasekeran. >> caller: hello. i just want to say thank you. i've been wondering about, for a long time, it's like are just talking yesterday with someone, if we took all the money that we've been spending on the war and just help the people. of course, on one person's ideaf help is different. build nice houses, excellent -- the whole nine yards. probably would've come out saving a lot of money. but apparently that's not what they wanted. i just want to say thank you. you've answered a lot of questions in the back of my head you don't read about in the local media. >> guest: thank you for your comment. you know, i sort of joke with friends that at times, you know, had we just flown a bunch of our military cargo planes over the country and pushed out six powerless build with dollar bills we might have done more good than the billions of dollars that were spent through contractors, contractors who hired expensive security guards and only a fraction of
in parts of washington state and oregon over the weekend. today, denver and salt lake city are expected up to 6 inches of snow. even parts of northern arizona and new mexico could wind up with snow on the ground. the midwest is expecting to see snow from that same system later this week. >>> of course, the big question is how far east will that system make its way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has the full forecast. tom? >> santa has retractible wheels on the snow. if there's no snow, he'll make here. we have a cloudy sky here. but a few breaks in the clouds around the brew ridge in shenandoah valley. the fog earlier this evening has dissipated. we've got the winds increasing. right now we're in the 40s to around 50 degrees. much of the region. the winds are gusting around 15 miles per hour. hometown forecast, waldorf, charles county by 6:30 near 50 and breaks in the clouds and partly sunny by noontime into the mid 50s and slight chance of a sprinkle. slight chance of sprinkles during the perhaps late morning and early afternoon and otherwise just clouds coming through. highs rea
: the senator from oregon. mr. merkley: i ask the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. merkley: thank you, mr. president. i rise for a few moments to share a few thoughts about our friend and colleague who passed away yesterday, senator dan inouye. it was a shock to be here on the floor yesterday when his passing was announced. and it's still a shock today to see that it is, indeed, real, the beautiful bowl of white roses on his desk. and i wanted to share just a remembrance or two. when i was 19, i was struggling with what direction to take in life. and thought public policy might be something worth pursuing. so i asked my father, i said -- my father read the newspaper every day and would sit and watch the evening news and run a commentary on the world. and i asked him, if i was to try to get a summer internship in washington, d.c. to see how government really works, who should i apply to? and, of course, he noted that i should apply to my home state senator, senator packwood and senator hatfield. and i asked him if there were any national senators who s
a couple in oregon, how they escaped when a massive tree -- massive tree crushed their car. steve paulson says more rain is on the way. >> and you can see that traffic is pretty bad here. we have an incident in dan ville to tell you about coming up. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> an auction featuring michael jackson's costumes raised more than $5 million. $245,000 was pay for the the jacket michael jackson wore during his "bad" dur and two of his crystal encrofted gloves sold more than -- foremore than $100,000. lady ga da bought 55 pieces in the ac-- lady gaga bought 55 pieces in the auction. some items are going to charity. >>> it looks like john mcafee is still out there on the run from the law. there was a post on his blog saying he had been captur
inches of rain. this is northern california, through oregon. the flooding, the roads eroding away. the rock slides. the tree slides, the power outages. they get another day like that. and look at where we're lining up thunderstorms today. this is very good news. we're just looking at the drought report this morning. and anywhere from the plains along the general mississippi river valley, it is extremely, incredibly dry. big part of this country is in drought. and this rain can help just a little bit. so, some soaking showers in all that area where the heat has just been sitting. and you look towards the east, we're getting the record temper >> all that weather was brought to you by oral b. josh, elizabeth, george, sam? >> josh. george. sam. >>> coming up, royal mother-to-be. will kate follow in diana's footsteps when it comes to raising a future king or queen? >>> and better ways to save taken to extremes. a woman so obsessed with couponing, it actually harmed a woman so obsessed with couponing, it actually harmed her health. way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the o
've now seen from the last three mass shootings in america, aurora, oregon and now the sandy hook school is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit atrocities. the president of the united states has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. what is your view? >> i think we need to ban gun laws that ban people from protecting themselves. all over europe there have been mass murders -- >> you're talking complete and utter -- >> people need to be able to defend themselves to the point of the crime and not for the police to come until after everybody's dead. >> what you said, mr. pratt, the gun deaths in australia and britain, they are 35 people killed a year. your country is 12,000. >> your murder rate is lower than ours, that is true. >> it's 35 against 12,000. >> your violent crime rate -- your violent crime rate is higher than ours, as is the violent crime rate in australia. america is not the wild west that you are depicting. we only have the problem in our cities and unhappily in our schools where people like you have been able to get laws p
the pattern is changing to a drier pattern. >>> a tour bus plunges off an oregon highway. what investigators say may have caused the deadly crash. >>> an early-morning house fire in san francisco turns into a dangerous situation for fire crews as flames begin to shoot from a natural gas line. why it took several hours for pg&e to turn off the line. >> reporter: if you are celebrating new year's eve in san francisco, you may want to leave your car behind. we'll tell you about some other lines of transportation that will be free. "mornings on 2" continues after the break. >>> good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's monday, tease 31st. >>> hours ago, firefighters were battling a house fire. alex savidge is live with more. what do you know now? >> reporter: at this point, all of the repair work has been done by pg&e. they had to dig up the road to repair that natural gas line that ruptured here this morning. things were very difficult for firefighters. they had this huge fire going inside this home across the street that you can see was heavily d
, whispering pines. even parts of oregon 8.77 inches already. we're about to get more. look at the video they were preparing in napa. you can see that the russian river is forecast to crest today. flooding is the first issue. then, winds. reno, nevada, big problems on the roadway. high-profile vehicles traveling get a 70 miles per hour gust, it guz done. some of the mountain passes in the sierras could easily see 100-plus mile-per-hour winds today. the first threat is rain, we're talking about flooding. how much more rain? anywhere from 4 to 8 inches. you can see right here in the red area, reno is involved. redding is in the purple. and this, even though same colors used here, the wind gusts, look at how south, it goes to los angeles, great falls, montana. lot of places not only just talking about that but the snow. and the snow, the snow levels have come down, starting to see a little bit more of that freezing. sun valley, jackson hole and mount baker, all going to get in that foot area. that's some good news. after today, you get a break tomorrow and storm number four, if you can beli
. this will be wisconsin's third straight trip to pasadena, but the badgers have lost the last two years to tcu and oregon. meanwhile, san jose state plays bowling green in the military bowl on december 27th in washington, d.c. for the first time ever the spartans are ranked 24th at the at and bcs polls. he is a big reason for the team's success. he leads the nation in passing accuracy and is tied for eight with 31 touchdowns. later in the show stanford basketball and former cardinal quarterback andrew luck pulls out a victory with no time on the clock. this abc7 sports report is brought to you by river rock casino. >> appreciate it. >>> coming up next on the news at 11:00, the russian river was one of the areas of concern. why residents are breathing a sigh of relief. and lots of water and lots of snow. we will show you what they are facing in th >>> good evening. i'm ama dates. today's storm left its mark across the area. it caused a road to collapse. sewer and water lines were snapped and utility lines damaged. there was debris lead to the over flow and the collapse. sky 7hd shot two stranded cars on a
the last two years to tcu and oregon. meanwhile, san jose state plays bowling green in the military bowl on december 27th in washington, d.c. for the first time ever the spartans are ranked 24th at the at and bcs polls. he is a big reason for the team's success. he leads the nation in passing accuracy and is tied for eight with 31 touchdowns. later in the show stanford basketball and former cardinal quarterback andrew luck pulls out a victory with no time on the clock. this abc7 sports report is brought to you by river rock casino. >> appreciate it. >>> coming up next on the news at 11:00, the russian river was one of the areas of concern. why residents are breathing a sigh of relief. and lots of water and lots of snow. we will show you what they are facing in [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month fo
. there has been a shooting in portland, oregon. first of all, i want to make it very clear there are thoughts and prayers go out to victims and their families and how much that means to us just we're thinking of them right now. i want to make it real clear this situation is over. right now, we're moving into the investigation phase. the mall going to be closed tomorrow. and as you can imagine it's a huge facility there. so i want to say is that for all of us, mall supposed to be a place to take families and feel comfortable this is a great place at the holiday season like this. and these things aren't supposed to happen. you know? and we train for them. we train and hope they never do happen. and unfortunately tonight we did have an active shooter situation. an individual came in there, took lives two of people. we have a young lady at the hospital fighting for her life right now. and i want to say that i'm really proud of all of the different agency that's came together to really step up and put their lives to go on the line to go out there to do what they can as quickly as they could. we ha
later. >>> the oregon shopping mall was the scene of a mass shooting. a man and a woman died and a teenager was seriously injured when investigators say 22-year- old jacob tyler roberts opened fire inside the town center tuesday afternoon. roberts then killed himself. his aunt is speaking out about what happened. tammy roberts raised jacob after his mother died of cancer after he was two years old. >> what he did was wrong but as his mother he will always be in my heart. i love him very much. >> she also says she wants the victim's families to know she is sorry for what happened. the mall is planning to hold a candle lite vigil tonight. >>> walgreens was being sued after investigators found paint, pesticides, and drugs along with confidential medical records in 34 of 37 california stores trash bins. the lawsuit claimed the illegal dumping had gone on for more than six years. the company is paying the fine but says it did nothing wrong. >>> conservationists trying to raise money to preserve a historical beacon on top of mt. diablo. it's it will up every year on december 7th to
oregon is correct. the house is not in order. thank you. the gentleman from texas may resume. mr. johnson: lastly, the bill directs g.a.o. to conduct a study to determine whether the medicare program should use smart card technology, an idea advanced by my colleagues, jim gerlach of pennsylvania and earl blumenauer of oregon to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the medicare program. members should know this isn't the first time c.m.s. has been directed to act. starting in 2002, g.a.o. first called for ending the use of social security numbers on government documents. then in 2005, the fiscal year 2006, labor-hhs bill urged the secretary to accelerate planning for removing social security numbers and asked for a report. then in 2007, o.m.b. issued a directive to all federal agencies to develop plans for reducing the use of social security numbers. and then in 2008, my colleague, lloyd doggett, and i brought a bill to the floor to end the use of social security numbers on medicare cards. most recently, at an august, twelve, joint hearing, they talked about a lack of a serious plan to stop d
took a vote of the people, we won that election. 70% to 30% in a progun western state. people in oregon close it the same year, 62-38. you put something sensible before the people and they'll support it. >> lorry, your daughter survived. she was shot at virginia tech. here's the thing. i love america, and i love americans, i really do, i've been very lucky here. i've worked here for seven years, i live here. i respect the second amendment, when i hear this debate, my heart just sinks that there's still so many people that just don't see a reason to ban these high-powder -- high-powered assault weapons. what is your view? >> i absolutely believe in banning those weapons, i believe in banning semiautomatic weapons, the killer at virginia tech, used 30 round high capacity magazine clips on his guns and untold carnage in those classrooms. the virginia tech families, almost all of them. i speak for all of them, would like to have -- do a better job with background checks. tom ridge served on the panel. the panel concluded at the end of their investigation that all gun sales should go through
coast. central california and up towards parts of oregon. a lot of rain and a lot of snow. maybe 2 to 4 feet of snow flurry by the time this is done. two more storms coming in here. one of those storms, the second one will be a weather maker tuesday, wednesday, thursday across the plains and not northwest. getting home for christmas this weekend you are looking pretty good. getting back to your original home after christmas might be a different story we will be talking about. guys? >> all right. now, post christmas might be -- >> -- post christmas might be a problem. that's what you are referring to, i'm sure. >> we're going to get a rewrite for the 7:00 hour. >> we're not going to use old weather. we're going it use new weather for the next hour. >> let's get to your evidence lines and tell you what else is happening. today, three more victims of the sandy hook massacre will be laid to rest. emily parker. josephine gay and anna martez green. this as the entire country paused for silence for the 20 children and six adults killed. at the funeral of 6-year-old dillon oakley a special ball
with the looming deadline. check out this electric road sign in portland, oregon. it appears that someone hacked it and changed it to read fiscal cliff ahead january and february. no word on who the jokester behind the road sign is. >>> i guess sometimes you have to have a sense of humor to get through all of these things. >> yes, to get through everything, you're absolutely right and hopefully some people had a little bit of sense of humor yesterday even though -- >> yesterday was fine. >> wasn't so bad in some areas and today we've got winds, really gusty winds to be concerned about so hang onto your hat so we will have a little humor there. take a look at our map. satellite radar composite showing you that all of the precipitation moved off pretty much to the northeast heading to the canadian maritimes leading up to clouds and over the the potomac highlands has high pressure. we are talking gusty winds. here's a look at the current temperatures, 38 degrees at reagan national airport, 34 at dulles and 35 at dwi thurgood marshall. up to 35 or 40 is possible and creating some significant wind
launched three weeks ago. we started in portland and looking to expand from there. we're licensed in oregon right now to sell the product there. then we're looking expanding from that point. adam: real quick, are you able to tell us what states are going to be next? i imagine a lot of people will want to get in on this? what is your website? how do they find out more? >> metromile.com. that is where they find out more. we're looking into states we will expand into, we're looking for cities with similar pats earns people use public transportation, alternative transportation and as a result are driving less. cities like san francisco, seattle, new york, boston, are great places for this product. adam: sound like a great idea. again the website, people learn more about it, i imagine they want to watch when it will come to their city, if they want to save some money this sounds like an option to follow. >> great, and thank you. adam: thank you, steven. you be well. now small label craft beers are all the rage and big boys like anheuser-busch are scrambling into the market but their push may lea
. >> and a charter bus crashed in northern oregon killed nine people and injured least 26 more. the bus skidded on ice, crashed through a guardrail and tumbled several hundred feet down a steep e steep embankment. the driver hasn't spoken to authorities. he was severely injured in the crash. >>> the body of newtown school gunman adam lanza has been claimed by his father. connecticut's chief medical examiner says lanza's body is ready for burial, more than two weeks after he opened fire on children at sandy hook elementary. lanza killed 26 people, including 20 children and his mother before taking his own life. >>> the second firefighter killed in a christmas eve ambush has been laid to rest. ♪ 19-year-old thomas kaczowka was on duty that morning so those with young children could have the holiday off. his obituary describes him as everyone's little brother who died doing what he loved. his comrade, lieutenant mike chiapperini was laid to rest on sunday. the family said they're asking people to do acts of service in his honor. they were shot and killed while battling an out of control house fi
beyond 9:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. congress is here on new year's eve with the people they love. themselves, the special interests and the policies of the past. the overhyped fiscal cliff may well be upon us and we will find $600 billion of deficit reduction with tax increases and spending cuts, and then there will be the howls that we're doing it too abruptly from the same people that demand the same system of expiring cuts and sequestration in the first place. make no mistake, there will be some real damage. we'll be squeezing some people who deserve far better. then we'll be scrambling to find the -- refine budget reductions in a way that makes sense. in the hours, days, weeks ahead, we'll get a semi balanced small agreement. very likely, struggling throughout the new congress with budget bluster, especially in the house, moving from crisis to deadline to showdown. it's ironic because it doesn't need to be this hard. we could use the pressure and revenue from expiring temporary t
in here. but still a number of rivers across portions of oregon and into california, they are looking at readings that will be, all right, it looks like we have a little difficulty taking place here. but right now we have some of that moisture aimed at the west coast. as a result, we could see a couple more inches of rain. take a look at this. the rain falls from san francisco to portland, into seattle. portland, we have pictures coming out of this region over the last 24 hours. they're looking at a kim more inches of rainfall before it's all said and done. they had a boulder fall on the highway from florence to eugene, oregon. took a couple hours. now, this tree landed on the home. we don't have the reports of injuries or damage there. then, christine, zoraida, looks like for places like chicago, they're expecting those temperatures to drop from the 60s into the 30s. now it looks like winter is going to arrive. >> in chicago she's been enjoying the weather. >> the winter in chicago lasts so long. once it comes it's there till may. >> yes. >> thanks, karen. >>> new twists in the where
as well this is widespread, across the bay area, southern parts of oregon, just the infrastructure can't handle this moisture and underwashing some of these roadways. rescues, high water rescues yesterday and over the weekend. you can just imagine when some of these small streams come up and over the roadways, if you're driving through them people get stuck. the crews are brought in to try to get the job done and folks to safety. across napa valley, incredible flooding there. the napa valley seeing some of its worst rainfall in years. look at these numbers. petrolia, california, over 17 inches. bridgeville, 15 inches. that's an incredible amount of rain. to see that much rainfall is truly remarkable. we are seeing more in the way of rainfall across seattle and portland it has stopped for today in the san francisco area. some of the rainfall yesterday fell in the form of snow, snow levels at about 5,000 feet. i suppose it could have been worse. elsewhere, looking at a foggy travel across the lower great lakes. we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. guys, back up to you. >> ro
oregon, mr. defazio, for five minutes. mr. defazio: well, yesterday the republicans released a vague press release saying it constituted a counteroffer to the president's road map to avoid driving over the fiscal cliff. now, the republican plan purports to cut $1.3 trillion and raise $800 billion in new revenues. it did contain four specifics. four. cut medicare specific number one. $600 billion. cut medicaid, pays for nursing homes for seniors, of course. priority number two. three, cut the adequate cola for seniors on social security. even though 40% of seniors depend principally or totally upon social security and the cola already underestimated inflation particularly for medicare, essentials they need. cut that. not a driver of the deficit but, hey, cut that. one more specific. preserve the bush-era tax rates for income over $250,000. it's not a tax increase for everybody who earns over $250,000. it's only the income over $250,000 that would get additional taxes if the bush-era rates went away and the president's proposal was passed. but, no, they want to preserve -- totally pres
, john for the call. lynn is calling from coos bay oregon. >> i love your show. >> bill: thank you. caller: you i thought boehner was delusional. i think he has a serious drinking problem that probably happy capshandy caps his rational thinking. republicans continue to be obstructionists. i knew they would do it after the election. but one thing i found out last week that people aren't realizing about this tax problem that's looming is that i was talking with my tax preparer last week. she told me that the irs is going to have to rewrite the entire 1040 form and that they may not allow electronic filing until mid march because they are going to be behind curve. >> bill: right. i never thought about that. sure, if you will tax rate will change. talk about uncertainty. republicans say they want certainty. they hate this uncertainty. they are creating more uncertainty than ever before. caller: exactly. >> bill: i hadn't thought about that. yeah. rachel down in nashville, tennessee, hey rachel good morning. caller: bill we talked before about the 47
are injured after a tour bus plunged down an em bankment in eastern oregon. state police say the bus crashed through a guardrail on i-84 near pendleton yesterday morning before it fell 100 feet. that stretch of the freeway was covered with snow and ice at the time. >>> 5:19 now. police think the driver that crashed into a concord funeral home was involved in a street race over the weekends. a 16-year-old was behind the wheel of this 1974 chevy nova. police say the teen was going well over the 40-mile-an-hour speed limit. apparently racing another 16- year-old. the service had just begun when the car crashed into the ouimet brothers funeral chapel. >> five seconds after we entered the side room we saw the car come through the front of the building. there was nobody there. i am very grateful to the priest for ushering everybody in. >> two teens in a car and one man in the funeral home were injured. so far, nobody has been arrested. >>> alameda county is about to do away with free plastic bags at the grocery store. the ban takes effect with the new year. it applies to alameda county's unincorpo
through this too many times. whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> "meaningful action," those words. meaningful action. legislatively, what might we be looking at? are we talking, you know, renewing the 2004 ban on assault weapons? are we talking about limiting some of these -- what are we talking about, possibly? >> i think for president obama, the floor is at least renewing the assault weapons ban. that's very important, because from '94 to 2004, we had at least a law in this country that stamped the production of these most dangerous weapons, weapons that really are only used for massed more. they don't have another purpose. and when that law expired, we lost that stamping. we're way behind, even in da catching up, to have a system that regulates those
a guard rail and plummeted down an embankment in pendleton, oregon. the section of the interstate where the crash occurred is known for being dangerous. new complications for venezuelan president hugo chavez three weeks after undergoing cancer surgery. on top of a respiratory infection. his vice president said his condition is quote delicate. the new york giants welcomed 200 students, parents, and faculty members from sandy hook elementary school to their final game of the season against the philadelphia eagles on sunday. the giants won that, 42-7, but they still did not make the playoffs. here is what the nfl playoff picture looks like. the redskins' first division title in 13 years gets them a postseason date with the sea hawks. the vikings during the nfc wild card spot on a rematch with the packers and the new england patriots are back with a bye. kim kardashian is pregnant. kanye west broke the news during a concert in atlantic city last night. the hash tag, kimye is now trending on twitter. [ male announcer ] there are only so many foods that make kids happy. and even fewer that ma
many local craft beers. >> bill: absolutely. do you to oregon or, you know just the choices are endless. >> peter: i was amazed, you know, every state now has a good, local craft beer. we even have one in the district of columbia now. >> bill: really? >> peter: in the district. dc brow. you are sort of a sucker if you are going out and buying the big-name beers because it's what has always been around. >> bill: bud light >> peter: people still buy bud light. >> bill: hinekens. >> if you are going to have a party with a bunch of people that you don't know, you probably can't go wrong getting something like bud light or budweiser because, you know, you might -- you might be afraid there are some moreons that don't no betterons that don't no better >> bill: the supreme court friday jumping with both feet. they were expected to. at least it was a question about whether they would jump or not because back in the civil rights days, the supreme court, it was decades before they agreed to hear any case about mixed marriages racially mixed marriag
over the past few years. an elementary school, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless streetcorners. any of these neighborhoods could be our own. we have to come together. we will have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening regardless of politics. this weekend, michele and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much will love them. there are families in conn who cannot do that today. they need all of us right now. while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, and the love they felt for those they lost not just in doris in their own memories but in their communities and their country. thank you and god bless you. >> john boehner sent his prayers and condolences to those in connecticut. there would be no weekly address a president obama could speak to all of those in this time of
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